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Faulconer’s temporary fill-in to be named by council on April 7
By DAVE SCHWAB
TRIBUTE TO 100 YEARS Community leaders and civic club members unveiled this stunning momunent on March 22 to commemorate the rich, long history of Mission Beach in the first of a months-long series of gala events. Courtesy photo
Mission Beach centennial celebration formally gets under way
On Monday, April 7, the City Council will choose from among 18 candidates to temporarily replace the District 2 City Council seat vacated by now-mayor Kevin Faulconer. “Each person will get three minutes to speak before the council,” said Katie Keach, deputy chief of staff for council District 3. Keach said selecting Faulconer’s replacement is the only item on the agenda. At a recent press conference, District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria noted Faulconer’s replacement will be “sworn in immediately. We need a fully staffed council.” The appointee will serve until December, when the newly elected City Council
representative for District 2 will be seated. That interim councilmember will have the discretion to retain or replace existing District 2 staff, said Tracy Cambre, communications director for District 2. Remaining District 2 staff are Thyme Curtis, chief of staff; Chet Barfield, council representative; and Nicole Capretz and Steve Hadley, council representatives. Faulconer was sworn in March 3 and will serve until his term expires in December of 2016. The 18 candidates for the temporary District 2 Council
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The Mission Beach centennial celebrations continue with the Taste of Mission Beach event on Thursday, April 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Eighteen restaurants in the community are participating, including The Mission, Rubicon Deli, Sandbar Sports Bar& Grill, Bahia Resort Hotel’s Café Bahia, and Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa’s The Atoll. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at six locations leading up to the event: Luigi’s at the Beach (3210 Mission Blvd.), Cheesy Express (3219 Mission Blvd.), Starkeys BBQ (3231 Mission Blvd.), Olive Café (805 Santa Clara Place), Saska’s Steak & Seafood
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MOMENTOUS OCCASION Civic leaders were joined by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, second from left, and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, left, in a plaque dedication ceremony March 22 to commemorate the centennial of Mission Beach. Courtesy photo
Planners tackle issue of parking headaches A new committee being formed by Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) to study parking issues is hosting its first organizational meeting Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at Discover Pacific Beach, 1503 Garnet Ave. The response to the parking committee’s formation has been so positive that the new group will be larger than expected, said Elvin Lai, president/CEO of Ocean Park Inn, Inc. at 710 Grand Ave., who is spearheading committee formation. “There are a total of 16 members, including myself,” said Lai, who is
also president of Discover PB, the community’s business improvement district (BID). “We’re going to hit the ground running.” Formed in 1997, Discover PB is San Diego’s second largest BID, with 1,300 member businesses in Pacific and Mission beaches. “We had a lot of great candidates willing to volunteer,” said Lai of parking committee formation, adding the effort under way in Pacific and Mission beaches to create an eco-district promoting greener and more sustainable development is “really energiz-
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ing” local residents. The new parking committee also includes Dan Mazzella of Discover PB; Chris Olson and Paul Falcone of PB Plan Group; Adam Meyer and Robert Citrano of PB Town Council; and residents-at-large Katie Matchett, Richard Walwood, Ambrose Wong, Devon Arnold, Paula Ferraco, John Shannon, Linda Tarke, Billy Ramirez, Gordon Frohlich and Greg Daunoras. “One criterion for moving the
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CHANGE AFOOT The Green Flash is under new ownership after being a staple in the beach community for years. Meanwhile, longtime owners of the China Inn on Hornblend Street have closed their doors. Photo by Dave Schwab
Turnover is afoot as Green Flash is sold, China Inn shutters By DAVE SCHWAB The Pacific Beach restaurant scene is a lively one, with the menu always changing. One longtime staple, The Green Flash, at 701 Thomas Ave. on the boardwalk, recently changed ownership, and another, China Inn, at 877 Hornblend St., is history. Named for the green-spot optical phenomenon occurring just before or after sunset, The Green Flash has reportedly been sold by longtime owners the Gemora family to Michael
Bezarra, who also owns Cabo Cantina and PB Cantina. Longtime China Inn owners Judy and Andy Kim closed shop after losing their lease on March 31. The Kims said they will be going on a deserved vacation before returning and possibly relocating to an as-yet-to-bedetermined spot. “We’re going to take a rest;
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News PB man among final 50 list for Padres announcer By DAVE SCHWAB Pacific Beach resident Cippy Teran is among the top 50 candidates vying to be Petco Park’s next public-address announcer. Teran, formerly a radio talent with Jammn Z90, is a lead supervisor at Cymer in San Diego, a leader in developing light sources used by chipmakers. The group of finalists was selected from nearly 800 in-person auditions and online submissions. “The diversity of our Top 50 is a reflection of the great diversity of San Diego,” said Padres chief marketing officer Wayne Partello. “We’re taking this search very seriously because this individual will be the voice of Petco Park.” Partello said that after reviewing the auditions multiple times, “We decided to extend the timeline to ensure that each candidate is thoroughly evaluated.” There will be a fan vote online and via social media in early April to help narrow down the field from 30 to the Top 10. Those finalists will announce additional parts of a Padres game between April 11 and April 20 before the pool is narrowed to the Top 3. As part of their final tryouts, each of the three will announce a full game. Petco Park’s next public-address announcer will be named during the series against the San Francisco Giants, April 18 to 20.
PB’s business shuffle continues By KEITH ANTIGIOVANNI Spring 2014 figures to be a busy time for many Pacific Beach businesses as some longtime businesses have already closed, some have moved and others are in the process of moving. The CVS at 1652 Garnet Ave. will be moving into the CVS store just across the street at Pacific Plaza this month to consolidate both stores at one location, while its next door neighbor Staples (1650 Garnet Ave.) expects to move into the 1652 location by May. Trader Joe’s (1211 Garnet Ave.) is rumored to be the next tenant at 1650 Garnet Ave., but according to its manager, the move is not definite and would not happen until next year at the earliest. Empire Beauty Salon (1660 Garnet Ave.), just three doors east of Staples, is also on the move in the near future to its new location just across the street at 1637 Garnet.
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Woodworker finds joy in crafting gifts from the heart for others
THE WONDERS OF WOODCRAFTING Karl Israel takes advantage of the fully equipped workshop at Wesley Palms Retirement Community to craft wooden crations he generously donates to local children and organizations.
Photos by James Steinberg
After decades in the retail clothing business, Karl Israel turned his “handy” hands to making wooden toys. It was tough to slow down after overseeing four stores with his brother, working six days a week, often till 9 p.m. Though he and his wife traveled extensively at the beginning of retirement 22 years ago — they’ve visited every state in the country and been to Paris five or six times — travel got to be too difficult as they got older. So when the couple moved to Wesley Palms Retirement Community in Pacific Beach 10 years ago, Israel was content to continue his longtime hobby of woodworking. “I’ve always been very handy,” he said. “My mother taught me. “My woodworking really grew after I quit working (in Pennsylvania). I had to have something to do.” Fortunately, the retirement community has a fully equipped workshop, to which Israel added some of his favorite tools. Now 92, the engineering graduate puts in at least 10 hours a week in the shop fashioning the toys he donates to local children for Christmas. He pays for all his own supplies, and the only requirement to using the woodshop is donating his services, along with a handful of res-
idents, to fellow residents who bring tables, chairs, lamps and even some jewelry for repair. The father of three, a grandfather and great-grandfather figures he has made several hundred boats, planes, dumptrucks and stools that he’s given to Father Joe, Toys for Tots and a Mexican orphanage, as well as some to family and friends. Among his favorite projects are cradles that convert to cribs and toolboxes complete with wooden tools. His secret to a healthy life and retirement is simple — keeping busy. “I worked hard while working,
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bookkeeping and physical work. I don’t have the patience for sitting still.” When he’s not cutting, drilling or sanding, he “fiddles on the computer,” reads three newspapers and cooks the two meals a day he and his wife don’t eat in the community dining room. He has no grand aspirations for his craft and how it might cheer children who don’t otherwise get many presents. “I really don’t expect anything from it,” he said. “ I just like the busywork. ” His toys, he says, “are more about the process than the goal.”
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Crew Classic again set to power across Mission Bay to pit college powerhouses The 41st annual San Diego Crew Classic, set for April 5-6 at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay, will include a new collegiate entry this year from Hong Kong. Racing as the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club University (RHKYC), top athletes selected from seven Hong Kong universities with rowing programs will compete for the first time in an international competition. “We’re really excited to welcome these young athletes from Hong Kong to San Diego for the Crew Classic,” said Darlene Disney, executive director of the San Diego Crew Clas-
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PB Girl Scouts help ‘Finish Chelsea’s Run’ in Balboa Park Girl Scouts San Diego Board Chairwoman Debbie Rider and Junior Troop 3811 were among nearly 7,000 participants who filled Balboa Park during the annual “Finish Chelsea’s Run” event in Partnership with Girl Scouts. March 1 was a day to honor the memory of Chelsea King, a former Girl Scout who was tragically murdered. Following two days of stormy weather, the skies cleared and the sun came out just in time for the start of the 5K competitive race and 1-mile shortcut. Rain showers later in the morning — during a surprise flash mob performance to a lively reggae tune — simply added to the upbeat mood. The event also included a community festival with a live band, face painting and other familyfriendly attractions, like STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities led by teen Girl Scouts. This is the first time Girl Scouts have co-hosted the run/walk and the fourth year San Diegans have gathered to remember Chelsea,
PITCHING IN FOR A GREAT CAUSE Pacific Beach Girl Scout Troop 3811 was front and center at the starting line for the March 1 “Finish Chelsea’s Run” event in Balboa Park to raise funds for a scholarship foundation in memory of murder victim Chelsea King. An estimated 7,000 participants took part in the event. Courtesy photo
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Extremism on either side should not drive SeaWorld debate The documentary “Blackfish” and Point Loma High theater students reacting to it with a public-service announcement calling for SeaWorld to eliminate orca show performances has ignited a chain-reaction of local debate and inspired a state Assembly bill that would ban the practice. At issue are a number of fundamental questions. One is whether animals have legal rights and deserve protection under the law. Another is whether it is appropriate, moral or ethical for humans to hold animals of higher intelligence, like dolphins and killer whales, in captivity. A third involves the ethics — and wisdom — of requiring marine mammals to perform in live shows. It’s an interesting discussion and one that should — and apparently will — be fully vetted. The outcome seems uncertain But however things ultimately unravel, one thing seems clear: In the end, the public’s perception of the relationship between humans and captive animals is likely to be forever altered. And the debate comes at an interesting time, as SeaWorld is being saluted for rescuing distressed marine mammals, promoting their conservation, and for the theme park’s economic contributions to the city over the past half-century. The City Council has declared March as “SeaWorld San Diego Month.” Sides have been chosen, lines drawn. On the one hand are global institutions like SeaWorld, zoos, aquariums and similar institutions exhibiting animals that many people would otherwise never have the chance to see. Such mostly for-profit entities insist what they do is essential to public education. They
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we’d like to reopen at some point,” said Judy Kim. “We have no plans right now.” According to The Green Flash website, the restaurant as presently configured opened in 1965 as Armando’s Snack Bar. “I remember it as a beach café, with beach rentals out front and a take-out window,” longtime PB resident Marcie Beckett said. Reincarnated as The Green Flash in 1990, another popular eatery, World Famous, operated in that spot for some years before 1990. World Famous moved to its present location, 711 Pacific Beach Drive, displaced by Armando Gamora and The Green Flash. China Inn as owned by the Kims opened in 1988. Previous tenants on the site, according to the Pacif-
MAKING A STATEMENT Protesters make their message known about SeaWorld’s captivity and its public shows during a rally on Sea World Drive on March 21. Photo by Don Balch
point to their conservation and research work that contributes toward saving and preserving endangered species as justification for what they do. On the other side are the pro-animal rights advocates who insist keeping dolphins, orcas and other higher-order animals captive is slavery, labeling institutions which do so as“abusement” parks which profit from exploiting innocent, allegedly illegally held captive animals. There are telling points on both sides. Whether or not it’s right to hold higher-order animals captive requiring them to perform in shows is justifiably a matter of public debate. At the same time, it is undeniable that the SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo and Stephen Birch Aquariums of the world are not only cornerstones of our culture, but serve a useful purpose, not only in terms of research and education for humans, but in protecting and preserving dwindling global wildlife populations continually encroached upon and threatened by expanding human habitation. The danger here is in taking the argument too far. While “reassessing” the situation with captive animals performing for human enter-
ic Beach Historical Society newsletter, were Larry Waibel, who opened Waibel’s restaurant in 1954, and Copper Skillett, which took over in 1975. “This is a favorite spot for longtime residents, and it will be greatly missed,” Beckett said, noting the restaurant serving mandarin cuisine is an institution, part of the community’s fabric. “My extended family has been going there regularly for as long as it has been in operation,” she said. Beckett said some in PB fear the new owner will turn Green Flash into an oceanfront version of Cabo Cantina/PB Cantina. “The (Gemora) alcohol license was issued many years ago and likely has few if any conditions, which means it is very valuable, because it can be used to sell full spirits from 6 a.m. until 2 am. with very few restrictions,” Beckett said. The restaurant is presently open between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.
tainment is entirely appropriate, denying people the opportunity to see animals first-hand in marine parks, zoos, aquariums, circuses, etcetera, is not. Horses that we’ve saddled and ridden and used and held captive for centuries and “gambled” on in competitive races, doesn’t that constitute exploitation? Are people who own dogs and cats “slaveholders,” as some animalrights extremists would have us believe? Should we stop using mice in scientific research aimed at discovering cures to diseases afflicting mankind? Let’s salute SeaWorld for the fine work its done and its contributions to San Diego over the past half entury. Let’s discuss, fully vet and come to reasonable conclusions as to whether captive dolphins and orcas performing in live shows is exploitation or not. Let’s come to a collective consensus on that, and then act accordingly, changing the rules if they need to be changed for the betterment of both species. But let’s not let extremists on either side of the debate dominate and control the conversation. Human beings and animals coexist. They always have and, hopefully, always will. Let’s define that relationship and set the parameters for what is, and is not, right and just for them as they continue to share this world. Let’s question whether orca shows at SeaWorlds are entertainment or exploitation. But let’s not question SeaWorld’s right to exist, or that they do — or should — have a continuing central, positive role to play in society moving forward.
Tom Frost, a fourth-generation Pacific Beach resident and owner of Pacific Beach Properties, which owns the Beach Cottages Motel, at 4255 Ocean Blvd. next door to Green Flash, cautioned people against jumping to conclusions about the new restaurant’s owners or their intentions. Frost noted The Green Flash is well known for its somewhat “upscale seafood” cuisine and for catering to locals and tourists alike. “When you have so few tables, no parking, and you’re successful — that means you’re doing something right,” Frost said of Green Flash’s success. Noting the beach alcohol ban has been a real “game changer” for beach businesses and how they operate, Frost noted that “the change of (no) drinking on the beach was a good change, putting drinking in the bars, which is better than on the beach.” He cautioned that “a delicate
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beaches forward was parking management,” said Lai, noting, “PB has a parking district already formed.” Lai said having a larger parking committee will be an advantage. “We wanted to make sure everybody was heard,” he said, adding that a bigger group means there will be “enough feedback and know-all. “The more people we have, the more opinions we’ll have, and the better sample size we can get,” Lai said, adding, “We’re always trying to find ways to better improve the business district in order to better serve the community.” The April 17 meeting is expected to be largely an informal, getacquainted session, Lai said. “We’re going to discuss what the needs are in PB for parking and traffic management, figure out where we want to go,” he said. PB, he added, is likely to benefit from the experience of other California cities that have dealt with similar traffic management issues. “We have a lot of history on how other people have solved their problems, how it’s been done before,” Lai said. He noted that the “possibilities are endless” for what the parking committee can achieve. “Everything is going to be on the table” in terms of subject matter to be dealt with by the committee, he said. Olson joined the parking committee because he’s been involved in the issue since he chaired the PB Planning Group Parking Solutions forums in 1998. “I’ve learned a few things over the years, so I think I can contribute from a historical per-
“The parking situation needs to get to a certain ‘pain threshold’ before people want to consider paid parking.” CHRIS OLSON PACIFIC BEACH PLANNING GROUP
spective,” Olson said, adding, “The parking situation needs to get to a certain ‘pain threshold’ before people want to consider paid parking.” Olson agrees with San Diego planning director Bill Fulton that “We need to look at this as a system of multiple components rather than a single solution. I strongly believe that anything we can do to get people out of their cars and walking, biking, skating or riding some type of transit is a big component for a parking management system.” Mazzella said he volunteered to serve on the PB parking committee because there’s a need to develop a parking game plan. “Currently, there is no real parking or traffic plan in effect to mitigate the effects of traffic during the peak seasons,” Mazzella said. “I volunteered to help formulate a parking and traffic plan that will enhance the PB experience for homeowners, businesses and visitors. That can be done by creating more predictable traffic and parking patterns and expectations. The solution is to develop a plan for traffic and parking to reduce the chaotic effects of an impacted PB.”
GASTRONOMIC ICON CLOSES China Inn, which has operated on Hornblend Street since 1988, has officially closed its doors. Photo by Dave Schwab
balance” needs to struck between “noisy” bars and “quiet” hotels in the touristy beachfront neighborhood. “We’re trying to find that balance,” Frost said, noting a “higher level of activity” is needed on the boardwalk to keep it vibrant.
“Otherwise, people won’t come here,” he said, adding that “to some degree you need to maintain excitement at the beach.” The Beach & Bay Press was unable to reach Bezarra or his firm for comment on their future plans for The Green Flash.
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Dining & Entertainment College alums sizzle onto PB burger scene From mustard-yellow walls to ketchup-red, the lively burger joint in Pacific Beach that was Fatburger for 15 years is now under different ownership, greeting visitors with a new look and an evolving menu. Longtime friends Mickey Mance and Robert Gregorio purchased the lease in October to open their second location of Buddies Burgers, which they originally launched in the College Area while attending San Diego State University. Based on its continued success, they decided to test their seasoned beef patties and house-made condiments on a wider demographic. “We see a lot more families come in here compared to our college location,” said Mance, revealing that an enhanced kid’s menu will roll out by early April. The eatery’s late-night patronage is also greater in Pacific Beach because of the number of nearby bars. As a result, specialty items like pastrami burgers and new hot-dog options will soon materialize between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. “We’re still throwing around ideas,” said Mance, who recently partnered with several bar operators to further promote the business. Also unique to the Pacific Beach location is the hot-selling Sandy Eggo burger topped with bacon, avocado and a fried egg, not to mention a few salads like the chicken Cobb, the Southwest and steak with
blue cheese. The stand-bys include a variety of quarter-pound beef patties flavored with “special seasonings.” For those with iron-clad stomachs, the burgers are available in double and triple versions. Turkey, veggie and spicy black-bean burgers also comprise the list, along with spiral-cut hot dogs, grilled sandwiches, fries and onion rings. As any aficionado will attest, no burger is complete without some type of oozy secret sauce. Mance said the recipe used at Buddies originates from Gregorio’s home kitchen. “We tried a bunch of different recipes from friends who went to culinary school. But we ended up throwing something together ourselves, sitting there stirring things in bowls,” he said, revealing only that their savory sauce is ketchup-based. Mance and Gregorio also taste-tested “tons of hamburger patties” from different meat companies when searching for a purveyor before opening their first location three years ago. “Nothing stood out to us at first,” he said. Thanks to a recommendation by
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Local eatery to host tequila dinner The Patio on Lamont Street is bringing the spirit of Mexico to the heart of Pacific Beach. On Wednesday, April 16, the neighborhood restaurant will be hosting its first tequila dinner, featuring Tres Agaves. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome cocktail. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Tres Agaves President and co-founder, Barry Augus. After implementing a successful monthly wine dinner, The Patio's next step is to showcase the passion of our new general manager Chris Simmons. As a certified catador (a certified Tequila expert), Simmons has planned several types of these events, most recently having developed the Agave program at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. Similar to a traditional wine dinner, our first Tequila version will feature three different types of Tequila, including a blanco, reposado and añejo that will be expertly paired with four courses plus dessert and a craft cocktail. Each diner will learn about the history of the Tres Agaves brand, the technique involved in creating the different types of Tequila, and what flavors to expect from each sampling. Pairing with the tequilas will be eclectic dishes created by Executive Chef John Medall. The courses include yellowtail ceviche, stuffed Fresno peppers, seared Spanish octopus, chipotle braised goat shoulder, and for dessert, tequila gelato, of course. For more information about the Tequila dinner or to reserve your spot, please call 858-412-4648.
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18 candidates are in the running to temporarily replace nowMayor Kevin Faulconer for the District 2 City Council seat until after the formal election to fill the full term. That successful candidate is expected to be sworn in this December. Peninsula Community Planning Board, told his colleagues at the advisory group’s March meeting about his background and why he’s running for the vacant seat. Noting he considers himself a grass-roots candidate, Coons said there’s been a “constant onslaught in quality of life,” adding that local government has had a pro-development bias and “hasn’t been listening to what local residents have had to say.” Candidates running in this year’s election cycle for the Dis-
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Japanese jazz pianist Chihiro Yamanaka performs with her trio at Dizzy’s on April 9. One of Verve Records’ leading lights, the prolific Yamanaka has released 17 albums since 2001, each a wonderful display of her sense of melody and lyrical, virtuoso playing. Her music has a cinematic feel with perhaps an occasional touch of Bacharach or Guaraldi in the notes, but Yamanaka’s songs — as well as performances — will leave you breathless. It’s been reported that jazz has been in a downward spiral for a few decades now. Indeed, show attendances and album sales have been down. But with new talent like this performing on the world’s stages, there’s not only hope but reason to rejoice. • CHIRIHO YAMANAKA performs at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at DIZZY’S, 4275 Mission Bay Drive. $20. www.dizzysjazz.com. — Bart Mendoza
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will be leading the MB Cluster Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) workshop. An LCAP is required by the state from the SDUSD to identify annual goals and specific actions and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum and parent engagement. The district is required to obtain parent and public input in developing, revising and updating their LCAP. The MB Cluster MISSION BAY CLUSTER will be using the work we have done Our next MB Cluster meeting will so far to give input into this process. be on April 10 at 6 p.m, at Pacific Join us for this very important MB Beach Middle School. Dr. Julie Martel Cluster meeting.
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How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes Before and After a Divorce MISSION BEACH/PACIFIC BEACH - Divorce is rarely easy and often means a lot of difficult decisions. One of the most important decisions is what to do about the house. In the midst of the heavy emotional and financial turmoil, what you need most is some non-emotional, straightforward, specific information and answers. Once you know how a divorce affects your home, your mortgage and taxes, critical decisions are easier. Neutral, third party information can help you make logical, rather than emotional, decisions. Probably the first decision is whether you want to continue living in the house. Will the familiar surroundings bring you comfort and emotional security, or unpleasant memories? Do you want to minimize change by staying where you are, or sell your home and move to a new place
that offers a new start? Only you can answer those questions, but there will almost certainly be some financial repercussions to your decision process. What can you afford? Can you manage the old house on your new budget? Is refinancing possible? Or is it better to sell and buy? How much house can buy on your new budget? To help you know what questions you should ask and how to arrive at the right answer for your specific situation, a FREE special report has been prepared by industry experts entitled "Divorce: What You Need to Know About Your House, Your Mortgage and Taxes". To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free (800) 467- 9064 and enter 2109. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to find out how to make this part of your current situation less stressful.
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LA JOLLA Fri Sat Sun 12-3pm . .7757 Eads Ave. ...........................2BR/2BA . . . . .$698,000...........................................Irene Chandler • Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . .2252 Caminito Preciosa Sur ........3BR/3BA . . . . .$699,000...........................................Irene Chandler • Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . .5562 Caminito Consuelo .............3BR/3BA . . . . .$747,000........................................Patricia Denning • Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . .1334 Caminito Arriata..................4BR/3BA . . . . .$1,235,000........................................Irene Chandler • Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . .5795 Cactus Way ........................5BR/4BA . . . . .$1,795,000 .......................................Carol Hernstad • Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . .1532 Virginia Way .......................3BR/3BA . . . . .$2,075,000...........................................Claire Melbo • Sat 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .7824 Ivanhoe ..............................3BR/3BA . . . . .$1,375,000 ...............................................Liz Pruett • Sat 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .1350 Virginia Way .......................4BR/5.5BA . . .$3,495,000 .......................................Bobby Graham • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .8437 Via Mallorca .......................1BR/1BA . . . . .$300,000-$350,000 ...............................Peter Toner • Sun 2-5pm . . . . . . . . .3251 Via Marin............................4BR/3BA . . . . .$675,000-$695,000 ...............................Moira Tapia • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .7977 Caminito Del Cid #46..........3BR/3BA . . . . .$899,000 ...........................................Sandra Cohen • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .1704 Caminito Ardiente ...............4BR/2.5BA . . .$949,900 ............................................Lauren Gross • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .7824 Ivanhoe ..............................3BR/3BA . . . . .$1,375,000........................................Debbie Moceri • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .1263 Silverado St........................2BR/2BA . . . . .$1,685,000 .........................................John Tolerico • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .7096 Caminito Valverde...............5BR/6.5BA . . .$2,495,000..........................Monica Leschick Baxter • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .1684 Los Altos Rd.......................5BR/5BA . . . . .$2,495,000-$2,995,000......................Judy Corrente • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .5641 Pacifica Dr. .........................5BR/4.5BA . . .$2,500,000-$3,000,000....................David Schroedl • Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .1350 Virginia Way .......................4BR/3.5BA . . .$3,495,000..........................................Melissa Mate •
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CARMEL VALLEY Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . .10906 Cloverhurst.......................5BR/4BA . . . . .$1,399,000 .........................................Brenda Wyatt • 858-775-7333
SPRING VALLEY Sat 1-3 Sun 3-5pm . . .360 La Presa Avenue ...................3BR/3BA, Views, Fireplace...$425,000-$445,000..Alexandra Mouzas • 619-518-2755
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911 Missouri St #7 Only block and half to beach - Walk to shops & dining. Very quiet upper back end unit (in corner) for privacy. Renovated building and unit upgrade through out with granite counters, newer stainless appliances, and nice cabinets in kitchen. Beautiful fixtures and stone in bath.
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$1,295,000 Call Dane for details and to schedule a showing
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HOP to it! Soon to be completed. New Construction single family homes, a short stroll to either the oceanfront or Sail Bay, or Garnet restaurants. Over 2300 sq ft of luxury with versatile flr plan. Pre-wired for CCTV. $999K each.
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3575 Bayside Lane Beautifully updated Bay Front Townhome. This corner unit has sweeping Bay views to the South and East, all the way to Downtown and Sea World Fireworks. Seller has spared no expense in renovating the interior and exterior. Full 3rd bath was recently added, along with new Air Conditioning, newer floor to ceiling windows & coverings and nice Kitchen and Bath finishes. Two garage parking spaces. Sold fully furnished. $1,450,000
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